Historical Artifacts

Ammunition box

Ammunition box
Title
Ammunition box
Date 
ca. 1862
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 16 1/2 x 12 in. ( 20.3 x 41.9 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
Rectangular pine ammunition box with two wooden handles; lid attached with two brass butt hinges.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Margaret E. Sutton
Object Number 
1970.76a-c
Marks 
stencilled: inside top: "Waterviliet/Arsenal/Feb, 1862" stencilled: on sides: "Cartridges/ Musket or Rifle/Cal .57/1862"
Gallery Label 
This box is for shipping musket and /or rifle cartridges.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group